The Open Society Foundations’ work on economic justice includes helping governments to use public resources in support of equitable development, and using direct, private-sector investments to yield positive social impact.
This Store in Lebanon Sells Hope
According to the UN, nearly two million people in Lebanon face food insecurity. A local grocery shop is pioneering a new model of social assistance to help engage the community, feed the hungry, and make shopping more affordable and accessible for all.
Q&A: How One Colombian City Is Tackling Violent Crime
Palmira, Colombia, is one of the most violent cities in the world. But a prevention program focusing on youth has reduced crime significantly—and earned it an international peace prize. The city’s mayor on what’s working.
Inside Open Society
Striving to Safeguard Democracy in Latin America and the Caribbean
Growing up under a dictatorship in Brazil, Pedro Abramovay learned the value of democracy—and the cost of fighting to preserve it. Here’s how Open Society fights for rights, justice, and equality in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Time to Shut Down Dirty Money’s “London Laundromat”
The UK’s move to strengthen anti–money laundering rules will also require well-funded enforcement.
EU Green Deal
The EU Must Think Globally on Carbon Import Tax
A proposed EU carbon import tax risks hurting poorer countries by stunting trade and slowing their green transition.
A Looming Debt Crunch Demands New Thinking
Policymakers worried about the post-pandemic global economy need to take a hard look at the impact of credit rating downgrades on indebted countries.
The Time Is Now
It’s Time to Face Up to a Worsening Pandemic Debt Crisis
As governments throughout the world continue to struggle through the COVID-19 pandemic, policymakers should act now to ensure fiscal burdens don't sabotage future recovery.
There Is An Alternative
The Climate Emergency Demands a New Approach to Investor-State Disputes
The international community needs to adjust its approach to trade and investment agreements until the public interest is truly served.